The Digital Journalist
September 2005, Issue 95 [ RSS ]
Dispatches: Katrina
Notes from the field: Photographers' first-person reports from covering Katrina
Vive La Folie: €“The Perpignan Report
If Benjamin Franklin's definition of insanity is correct - doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - then I've just spent the last few days in the company of some delightfully crazy people.
by Peter Howe
Letters from Central America: Visa Pour L'Iver D'Amage
Let's face it. As far as groups of people go, photographers really know how to kick ass when it comes to gatherings.
by James Colburn
Tech Tips
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions in August! With no further adieu, here are September's "Tech Tips"...
by Chuck Westfall
Common Cents: S.I.D.: Friend or Foe?
The next time your friendly local college sports information director calls you with an assignment you might want to consider just how friendly he or she really is.
by Mark Loundy
Nuts & Bolts
The last day of August the Internet version of The New York Times had 83 photographs relating to Hurricane Katrina.
by Bill Pierce
What is Wrong With This Picture?
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 will be a day to remember in the annals of television, specifically in the world of Steven Bochco.
by Ron Steinman
TV News in a Postmodern World: Chaos at the door
When historian Henry Adams attended the Paris Exposition in 1900, he had an epiphany that struck his midsection like a body blow from a heavyweight boxer.
by Terry Heaton
The press managed to broadcast from situations in critical areas about which federal officials claimed to be unaware, astonishingly, a full five days into the disaster.
by Beverly Spicer

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Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to the September issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
by Dirck Halstead
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In September of 1997, we launched the first issue of The Digital Journalist.
The Truth and Nothing But the Truth
Dead bodies in attics. Floating corpses. Crocodiles and rats mangling human remains. These are just some of the grisly sights, we are told, that Hurricane Katrina has left behind in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
by Karen Slattery and Erik Ugland
The Other Gene Smith
We all know W. Eugene Smith the famous Life magazine and Minimata photographer.
by Tom Hubbard
The Intern, Part II
I came over, expecting to immerse myself in photojournalism and decide whether I truly want to do this for the rest of my life.
by Joyce Lin
Stick and Me (Through a Lens Dimly)
I love San Francisco. It's one of my two favorite US cities; the other being New Orleans.
by Dick Kraus
Journalism reaches its finest hour when a major story develops. It has risen to the challenge in covering Katrina.
by Tom Hubbard
Neil Davis: A Remembrance
In the room where I do most of my writing, to my right there is a shelf filled with reference books...
by Ron Steinman
Yo, Neil
I was in Bangkok and saw Derek, Mark and Heather - they gave me the tape out of their camera, in fact all your tapes.
by Marianne Harris
Separations of Neil
It must have been in the foyer/bar/restaurant of The Constellation Hotel on Samsen Thai Boulevard that runs towards Wattay Airport in Vientiane, the capital of Laos...
by Tim Page
50 Years on the Frontlines
Philip Jones Griffiths' Photographs, September 8 - October 1, 2005, New York, NY
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